William Ferrigno, owner of Sunlight Construction Inc., turned himself in to the Avon Police Department and was charged with one count of first-degree larceny. According to police, the charge is related to a piece of residential property “which was fraudulently sold” for $300,000 and was issued after a thorough investigation.
Ferrigno was released on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Oct. 18 in Hartford Superior Court.
Ferrigno, a third-generation builder, has been constructing homes in Connecticut for 40 years, and until recently generated few or no complaints.
But tax bills in Simsbury, Avon and Burlington have gone unpaid over several years and some construction projects stopped midway, frustrating their buyers.
Ferrigno on Wednesday did not return messages to his Avon office, and Robert Piscitelli, the attorney representing him in Sunlight’s civil lawsuits, also did not return a message. Police said that Ferrigno had said through an attorney that he would turn himself in Friday.